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The East Meadow School District is proud to announce that five high school students were named as finalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

The district congratulates W.T. Clarke High School students Matthew Vo and Shree Satpathy, and East Meadow High School students Addison Baroukh, Sarah Chacko and Jorell Quiriones on earning this distinction.  

East Meadow’s scholars are among some 15,000 semifinalists nationwide who have advanced to finalist standing. All winners of Merit Scholarship awards are chosen from the finalist group based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments — without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin or religious preference.

NMSC, a nonprofit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 400 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.

Finalists smiling with one other